OUR FOCUS

Gender equality

Removing barriers

Empowering women and making gender equality a reality is a core commitment of UNDP. In every country across the Pacific, pervasive gender inequality remains a barrier to progress, justice and social stability. It also hinders the achievement of development goals. We recognize that women’s empowerment and gender equality are cross-cutting issues that lie at the heart of human development.

Our goals

We support regional and national efforts to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment. We are committed to strengthening the capacity of our national partners in the Pacific to adopt approaches that advance women’s rights and take full account of the many ways women contribute to development. We strive to ensure that women have increased economic control, strengthened political voice and enhanced legal rights.

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Gender development index

Tonga (2017)

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